Skincare • 05 October 2017
Facial toning is having a beauty moment right now. After completely reviewing our daily cleansing rituals with innovative technologies (thanks to Clarisonic), now it’s time to contour and tone too.
A natural lift
As time goes by, the muscles on our faces begin to weaken, losing elasticity and causing sagging. These tell-tale signs of ageing can present themselves in wrinkles, fine lines and puffy skin. As much as 90% are caused by external factors such as sun exposure, smoking and pollution. While it can be hard to prevent the effect these factors have on our skin, we can definitely slow down the process with a smart skincare routine.
To fully combat the signs of ageing, it’s time to go beyond a thorough cleanse. Just as you would go to the gym to keep your body in shape, toning exercises are the facial equivalent of Pilates classes. With Clarisonic’s Smart Profile Uplift device, you will be able to see visible results with a glowing complexion and contoured face shape in just 12 weeks.
How does the Clarisonic Smart Profile Uplift work?
There’s no doubt that a deep cleanse will brighten your skin with regular use. The oscillating revitalising cleansing head has been specifically designed for this device. Building on the success of the bestselling cleansing brush heads, this improved model reveals softer bristles that adapt to mature, more delicate skin. The soft bristles remove excess sebum, pollutants and dead skin to reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines. It’s incredibly soft to the touch and has been clinically proven to be 6 times more effective than cleansing with hands alone.
Following on the success of this intelligent design, the brand is now using the same sonic technology to combat visible signs of ageing. It follows 3 years research in collaboration with leading dermatologists at the dedicated L’Oreal device research centre in Seattle to find the secret to a lasting, youthful appearance with advanced technology. Co-founder Dr Robb says “The power of Clarisonic cleansing with this new skin firming breakthrough gives our customers the ability to cleanse and firm all in one device. Smart Profile Uplift is our most advanced device system and will soon be an essential tool for those of us who care about clean and youthful-looking skin.”
The firming massage head uses 27,000 micro-firming vibrational massage waves per use to promote lymphatic drainage, enhance skin elasticity and boost circulation. This gentle resistance against the muscle tissue will remove toxins and excess fluid to reduce puffiness. By using regularly, you can gently stretch and strengthen the muscles in your target area, which can soften dark circles and wrinkles, lift your cheeks and firm your jawline. What’s more, consumer studies have shown that 92% of users felt their skin felt more moisturised after use. The firming properties in facial massage also de-stress the muscle tissue, relaxing the natural position of your muscles to bring vitality and radiance.
We’re big fans of the 4 speeds, body and turbo modes on this device, allowing you to personalise your skincare regime with the power of sonic cleansing. Moreover, the SMART function auto-adjusts between deep and gentle cleansing on the face, neck and décolleté to visibly reduce the appearance of fine, dry lines after just 1 week.
Start your uplifting session by manually removing any eye make-up with a soft muslin cloth. Wet the skin and your brush head with lukewarm water before applying your usual cleanser. Once you have switched the device on, you can begin to work the brush head in circular motions across the target area. You’ll soon notice the difference in how clean your skin feels, helping you feel more radiant and glowing.
Smooth on your favourite moisturiser, cream or serum to nourish your skin before you start your facial massage. Then, use the firming attachment with upward and outward motions for 3 minutes a day in 30-second intervals per area on your face. It’s shaped to easily glide across the skin and soothe your cream into the skin, like a mini spa treatment at home. When mixed with relaxation techniques, it’s a perfect way to destress and plump your skin – something you’ll want to get into the habit of repeating.
A revolutionary device
“We’ve worked closely with Clarisonic over a number of years even before they were owned by L’Oréal on their best-selling cleansing tool that has sold more than 10 million worldwide.
This breakthrough device truly draws on L’Oréal’s unequaled knowledge of skincare together with the scientific research that has been the backbone to Clarisonic’s success in beauty technology. Having met the key dermatologists and scientists behind this unique product in Seattle I am so excited to introduce you to the Uplift. It brings a completely new concept to the anti-ageing arena and is sure to change your skincare routine for the better.” -Laurence Newman, CurrentBody Founder & CEO